Backpack at Wing Lake (North Cascades)

12 Miles Round Trip - 2652 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Rainy Pass, WA - Search Nearby - Added by Scott Kranz

Explore the Wing Lake area tucked below Black Peak in North Cascades National Park. During your hike, enjoy Ann Lake, Heather Pass, and Lewis Lake.

From Rainy Pass, take the trail to Ann Lake (pictured with island and wildflowers). About 1 mile into hike, you'll reach a fork. Take the right trail to Heather Pass. From Heather Pass, take boot trail through talus field to Lewis Lake (pictured with green water and drift wood in foreground). Once you hit Lewis Lake, ascend up ridge to west to finally reach beautiful Wing Lake, just below Black Peak.

NOTE: Rainy Pass (the trailhead) is only accessible when the North Cascades highway is open. The highway is closed every winter/spring season.

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Photography
Backpacking
Hiking
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Details

12 Miles
2652 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Beautiful Lake

This lake sits just below Black Peak, which stands at 8,970ft. The lake makes a great place to set up camp to climb this beast! Also, you may run into snow until July so make sure to check conditions before heading up.